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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #390 on: 18 March 2018, 17:37:24 »
Just going to leave this here for a bit.


That's a gorgeous cover.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #391 on: 18 March 2018, 17:48:14 »
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Looks cool a bit.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #392 on: 18 March 2018, 17:52:32 »
That's a gorgeous cover.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #393 on: 18 March 2018, 18:31:52 »
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I'll take two.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #394 on: 18 March 2018, 19:13:07 »
That is a great cover. So 2 new book out coming soon.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #395 on: 18 March 2018, 19:13:40 »
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Don't know why I feel this way but that cover about as Battletech as one can Battletech.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #396 on: 18 March 2018, 19:15:45 »
Don't know why I feel this way but that cover about as Battletech as one can Battletech.

if it were a Kurita mech shooting a Davion mech I'd agree completely.  However, unless my eyes deceive I do believe those are RoTS markings on the Wolverine backstabbing the T-Bolt.  Which of course makes for an interesting statement as cover art.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #397 on: 18 March 2018, 19:39:50 »
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Should I interpret the subtitle to mean that the "Doomsday" edition is just around the corner? 

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #398 on: 18 March 2018, 19:49:24 »
if it were a Kurita mech shooting a Davion mech I'd agree completely.  However, unless my eyes deceive I do believe those are RoTS markings on the Wolverine backstabbing the T-Bolt.  Which of course makes for an interesting statement as cover art.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #399 on: 18 March 2018, 19:50:32 »
if it were a Kurita mech shooting a Davion mech I'd agree completely.  However, unless my eyes deceive I do believe those are RoTS markings on the Wolverine backstabbing the T-Bolt.  Which of course makes for an interesting statement as cover art.

I think your eyes may deceive.  While the red matches a Triarii scheme, the unit insignia looks to me like the Alshain Avengers:



Or potentially even a DMM unit.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #400 on: 18 March 2018, 19:51:43 »
Well . . . while the loadout on the TBolt matches the -5S, the missile rack is in the wrong place but that is a long running joke.

The other side is if that is a Wolverine and if the blast is a PPC . . . then its in the wrong arm.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #401 on: 18 March 2018, 19:54:59 »
I think your eyes may deceive.  While the red matches a Triarii scheme, the unit insignia looks to me like the Alshain Avengers:



Or potentially even a DMM unit.

See it looks more to me like:



admittedly lacking the motto and with the banner more and the aura less prominent.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #402 on: 18 March 2018, 20:03:39 »
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New Alpha Strike? Beautiful new THUD illustration? Something being released? Good sir, you have my full and undivided attention :)

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #403 on: 18 March 2018, 20:18:06 »
See it looks more to me like:



admittedly lacking the motto and with the banner more and the aura less prominent.

The circle shape on the logo is very offset high for it to be the ROTS logo.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #404 on: 18 March 2018, 20:30:39 »
Could that be my beloved 7th C.L. getting the snot beat out of them (again)?

Why yes, I do believe it could.  ;D

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #405 on: 18 March 2018, 20:43:01 »
I think your eyes may deceive.  While the red matches a Triarii scheme, the unit insignia looks to me like the Alshain Avengers:



Or potentially even a DMM unit.
Just my two cents, but if we're talking the insignia on the left shoulder, it resembles the Second Sword of Light to me as the grey curves around the right side of the circle.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #406 on: 18 March 2018, 20:45:04 »
So what is it?
BMM-style compilation rulebook for Alpha Strike?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #407 on: 18 March 2018, 20:46:39 »
Just my two cents, but if we're talking the insignia on the left shoulder, it resembles the Second Sword of Light to me as the grey curves around the right side of the circle.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #408 on: 18 March 2018, 20:49:07 »
Well CL vs SoL would be as BattleTechy as BattleTech ever gets.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #409 on: 18 March 2018, 20:51:57 »
We've just made a major update and refresh to the Coming Soon page! For your convenience, the full update is reposted below.

The following BattleTech books and game aids are on the upcoming schedule. If it is an e-book only release, it is noted in brackets. As covers become available, they're added to this page.

You'll notice that several previously announced products are not on this list. Any product not listed below is not currently in the production pipeline and its release is not on the immediate horizon. This is the current production list.

When details concerning street dates and reviews are available, those will be posted to the front page of bg.battletech.com. In no particular release order:

Boxed Sets
Release Date: 3rd Quarter 2018

These two new box sets are your first steps into the world's greatest armored combat game and include everything you need to get started. Existing players will enjoy all-new content including map sheets, fiction, and of course, `Mechs!


Beginner Box ($19.99)
A ready-to-play starter set, perfect for someone who's just finished their first BattleTech demo and is ready for more action.

Contents:
  • 2 high-quality, fully assembled (unpainted) miniatures:
          
    • Griffin
    • Wolverine
       
  • 24-page Quick Start Rulebook
  • 8 Quick Start Record Sheets
  • 48 page fiction novella by William H. Keith, Jr., a prequel to the Gray Death Legion saga featuring Carlyle's Commandos and Durant Carlyle; only available in the Beginner Box.
  • 4-page Instant Guide to the Inner Sphere
  • 4 Pilot Cards
  • 1 all-new 18" x 22" full-color paper map (hexed, double-sided)
  • Punchboard of additional BattleMechs
  • 2 dice







A Game of Armored Combat ($59.99)
The classic BattleTech boxed set, reimagined from the ground up and full of exciting new material and miniatures!

Contents:
  • 8 high-quality, fully assembled (unpainted) miniatures:
          
    • Awesome
    • BattleMaster
    • Catapult
    • Commando
    • Locust
    • Shadow Hawk
    • Thunderbolt
    • Wolverine
       
  • 48-page Rulebook
  • 16-page Record Sheet Booklet
  • 48 page fiction novella by William H. Keith, Jr., a prequel to the Gray Death Legion saga featuring Carlyle's Commandos and Durant Carlyle; only available in the A Game of Armored Combat box.
  • 16-page Universe Primer
  • 8 Pilot Cards
  • 8 Alpha Strike Cards
  • 2 heavy-stock reference sheets
  • Two all-new 18” x 22” full-color paper maps (hexed, double-sided)
  • Punchboard of additional BattleMechs and terrain
  • 2 dice






Shattered Fortress
Release Date: 2018

Kicking off the climactic ilClan storyline, Shattered Fortress sets the stage for the titanic clashes to come. As the nations and Clans of the Inner Sphere struggle for survival, the Republic of the Sphere and awakened Exarch Devlin Stone face enemies at their doorstep. Will the Dark Age give way to a new dawn — or an endless nightmare? The epic story begins here!


PDF-only Products
Release Date: 3rd Quarter 2018

A new wave of releases for the Touring the Stars, Spotlight On, and Turning Points series is on the horizon, with the previously announced Opposing Forces and Milestones lines still in development.

In addition, the Brush Wars series will find new life as the over-arching connection between all of the PDF-only lines. Each Brush Wars product will offer an expanded historical narrative on a little-seen conflict across all eras of BattleTech, from the Star League to ilClan and beyond. New entries of the established PDF lines will further flesh out each conflict, and each full "season" of products will eventually be available as a print-on-demand sourcebook. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting development!


Print on Demand
Release Date: Late 2018

A new series of exclusive Print-on-Demand (POD) sourcebooks will kick off with Capital Punishment, a collection of all Jihad Turning Points involving the Great Houses' capital worlds.



Alpha Strike: Commander's Edition
Release Date: Summer 2018

This new edition of the Alpha Strike rules fully revises and updates the original Alpha Strike rulebook, including improvements and optional rules from the Alpha Strike Companion.


Core Book Reprints
Release Date: 3rd Quarter 2018 for Total Warfare; additional reprinted volumes to follow.

Reprints of every BattleTech core rulebook are on the way, beginning with Total Warfare this summer and including TechManual, Tactical Operations, Strategic Operations, and A Time of War.


Map Packs
Release Date: 2018 for first Map Pack; additional Map Packs to follow

Six all-new maps, designed to be easier to use and clearer to understand than ever before.


Fiction

New BattleTech fiction is in the works throughout 2018 for both print and e-book formats, including:
  • Blaine Lee Pardoe returns to the BattleTech universe with Forever Faithful, an epic story spanning the Twilight of the Clans through the Dark Age and beyond!
  • Jason Schmetzer’s novel Embers of War will receive a wide release.
  • The long-awaited general release of BattleCorps Anthology Vol. 6: Front Lines
  • Jennifer Brozek, award-winning author of The Nellus Academy Incident, returns with Rogue Academy, a character-driven, action-filled young adult trilogy exploring the tumultuous aftermath of the Age of Destruction.
  • New print-on-demand entries in the BattleTech Legends series will be available, with an eye on making the entire archive library of BattleTech fiction once again available.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #410 on: 18 March 2018, 21:01:43 »
Awesome Awesome!

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #411 on: 18 March 2018, 21:01:53 »
What are the pilot cards?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #412 on: 18 March 2018, 21:02:20 »
That beginner box set looks amazing. Excellent value at $20.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #413 on: 18 March 2018, 21:05:40 »
What are the pilot cards?

More or less what they sound like--optional cards which allow players to add some character (literally) and SPAs to the Mechs contained in each box. They're intended to be usable both with the level of rules in each box, and with the full Total Warfare rules.

Each card offers a named character, a short bio, different Gunnery and Piloting Skills, and an SPA or two for each MechWarrior.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #414 on: 18 March 2018, 21:06:18 »
Thanks for the update Adrian, the covers look awesome thunderbolt-y.

Looking forward to getting my hands on the products when they are released.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #415 on: 18 March 2018, 21:06:44 »
Do the pilots have set skill values in addition to SPAs or are those still determined conventionally?

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #416 on: 18 March 2018, 21:07:33 »
Do the pilots have set skill values in addition to SPAs or are those still determined conventionally?

Just updated my original post, the GS/PS for each are printed on the card.
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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #417 on: 18 March 2018, 21:11:43 »
Well CL vs SoL would be as BattleTechy as BattleTech ever gets.

And I want it to be *my* 7th getting beat all to hell. I love being the underdog.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #418 on: 18 March 2018, 21:12:52 »
Thanks for the answers.
Sounds interesting, hope you got more pilots coming in later in some form. I'm terrible at coming up with pilot callsigns/names. Pre-made pilots sound nice addition.

All in all, the coming releases look good. Just hoping you'll manage to stay on schedule, especially when it comes to Shattered Fortress.

Oh, and i hope the TROs weren't completely canned, even if they ain't coming anytime soon. They had rather interesting themes.

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Re: New and Upcoming Releases Volume XII: Baker's Dozen
« Reply #419 on: 18 March 2018, 21:13:03 »
*claps in delight* I wonder if my wife will allow me to spend some $$$?